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published: Sep 1999
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Looking for X

by Deborah Ellis

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homelessness & poverty, adolescence, friendship
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list price: $9.95
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
published: Sep 1999
ISBN:9780888993823
Description

Winner of the Governor General's Literary Award

In this urban adventure story, Khyber, a smart, bold, eleven-year-old girl from a poor neighborhood, sets out to find her friend X, a mysterious homeless woman who has gone missing.

The desperate search takes Khyber on a long, all-night odyssey that proves to be wilder than any adventure she has ever imagined.

Contributor Notes

Deborah Ellis is a member of the Order of Canada. She has won the University of California’s Middle East Book Award, Sweden’s Peter Pan Prize, the Governor General’s Award, and the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award. She is best known for her Breadwinner series, which has been published in twenty-five languages, with $2 million in royalties donated to Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan and Street Kids International. deborahellis.com

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
4 to 7
Reading age:
9 to 12
Awards
  • Commended, PPYA (Books that Don't Make You Blush)
  • Long-listed, OLA Silver Birch Award
  • Winner, Governor General's Literary Awards: Text
Editorial Reviews

Marvelous characterizations and fiercely close family ties...Unlike many coming-of-age stories, in this novel the odyssey is less important than the warm, redemptive homecoming.

— Horn Book

Khyber's strong spirit and believable personality will draw readers in.

— Booklist

All of the characters seem real and natural...Khyber is a likable protagonist and readers will appreciate how she copes with her issues...they will enjoy the story.

— School Library Journal

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